July 8, 2009 RSS feed / News Briefs

Search for new university president under way

Virginia State University (VSU) is seeking community input as it searches for a new leader. The VSU Presidential Search Committee, along with the search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates, More...

Bottle bombs shake neighborhood

During the early morning hours of July 1, police responded to several 911 calls that reported gunshots being fired in the 1500 block of Crawford Wood Drive. More...

Two more prostitution charges

A man and a woman were caught in the act of prostitution by an observant police officer patrolling in the Jefferson Davis Highway area. Just after midnight on June 25, Meagan D. More...

Man shows too much in window

Robert L. Wood III, 43, of the 14500 block of Charters Bluff Trail, was charged on June 24 with public indecency after he was observed masturbating in front of a window in his home. More...

Surge in panhandling arrests

Some recent arrests add to the evidence that times are tough all over. On June 24, an officer on patrol arrested Edwin Brown, 30, of the 800 block of S. Pine Street, William E. Brown, 26, also of the 800 block of S. More...

Cat tests positive for rabies

The Chesterfield County Police Department's Animal Control Division impounded a stray cat in the county courthouse area on June 27. The cat has since tested positive for the rabies virus. More...

Political refugee convicted in hate-mail scam case

A Haitian political refugee who was an employee of a Chesterfield church has been convicted by a federal jury of scamming the church with fake hate mail. More...

Man arrested for sexual crime against a minor

Barry S. Rush, 32, of the 3300 block of Nuttree Woods Place, was charged on June 27 with having carnal knowledge of a child, 13- 15 years old. Because the victim is a juvenile, no further information is available. More...

Attorney reprimanded

On May 27, Renay Melitta Fariss, an attorney whose address of record is 10107 Krause Road in Chesterfield, was issued a public reprimand by the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee, Section I. More...

Convicted educator seeks dismissal

The former principal of Joseph T. Mastin High School at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center asked Chesterfield County Circuit Court Judge Frederick G. Rockwell III to set aside several guilty verdicts against him. More...